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I have a Reef octopus NW110 on my 29 gallon and I have decided I want a different skimmer. I am going to use the NW110 on a 20 gallon long frag tank now. So now I am looking for a new skimmer.

I found this one and it seems like it might be a pretty good skimmer. People say the pump is quite and the big plus that I like is the pump is mounted UNDER the skimmer. That way it takes up less room.

http://www.marinedepot.com/AquaMaxx...in_Skimmers-AquaMaxx-UJ00160-FIPSISNW-vi.html

Is this any good?
 

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Wow, another aquamaxx question.

Ok, with the pump under the skimmer, you need to remove the skimmer to work on the pump. It is a PITA if you do not have a lot of room to move the skimmer about to access the pump.

It draws 360lph so that is more than the NWB-110 (240lph) but less than the NWB-150 which pulls 420lph. For $250, that is not really that good of a deal. The NWB-150 is $200 and the Octopus XS-160 is $280 but it pulls 630lph of air.... so for $250 range you better be pulling some 500+lph of air just to compete. If you absolutely need the pump-under-the-skimmer footprint. If you need a small footprint, I would go with a Tunze for that cost ($280).

What is wrong with the NWB-110? For a 29+small sump, that is a very good skimmer.
 

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Wow, another aquamaxx question.

Ok, with the pump under the skimmer, you need to remove the skimmer to work on the pump. It is a PITA if you do not have a lot of room to move the skimmer about to access the pump.

It draws 360lph so that is more than the NWB-110 (240lph) but less than the NWB-150 which pulls 420lph. For $250, that is not really that good of a deal. The NWB-150 is $200 and the Octopus XS-160 is $280 but it pulls 630lph of air.... so for $250 range you better be pulling some 500+lph of air just to compete. If you absolutely need the pump-under-the-skimmer footprint. If you need a small footprint, I would go with a Tunze for that cost ($280).

What is wrong with the NWB-110? For a 29+small sump, that is a very good skimmer.
I wanted to use the NW-110 on my 20 gallon long. I broke a piece off of the NW-110 but I am in the process of fixing it with weld-on. The NW-110 also took up a lot of space in my sump.
 

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Ouch, what happened?

Why the space concern in the sump? I have a NWB-150 in a 10g.... for me a sump is all skimmer space :lol:
 

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Oh, if the weld-on does not work. You can drill out and/or remove the black plastic, install a Uni-seal, and then use an adapted plumbing line like just a straight pipe or clear tubing mounted to the OPT pump (might take some creativity) and go from there. Many of the "older" skimmers used Uni-Seals rather than hard plastic in the past.
 

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That stinks. The footprint is not much smaller. You are likely only save an in or two of length but the width is the same (about 6.5 inches)
 

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Wow, that is not bad.
 
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